We are all guilty of occasionally allowing our health to take a back seat to other concerns in life. This can happen for a number of reasons, but when it does it always takes a toll, even if that toll is not immediately clear to us. If you find that your daily life has been causing you to forgo your own health, then you might want to get yourself back on track. Doing so is often a challenge, but as is often the case, it takes a lot of effort to earn something which is really worthwhile. If you feel that it is due time to get your health back on track, there is a huge range of things you can do, ranging from the simple to the more extreme. Let’s look now at some of them.
Try A Small Workout
If the problem is that you have not committed yourself to any exercise for a while, then a good first step would be to try just a small workout first. It can be daunting to get straight into a five-mile run or book some classes at the gym, so you might feel better by just doing a little workout on your own at home.
Depending on what you want to focus on, there are many kinds of home workouts you can do that only take a few minutes. You might want to consider something along the lines of the plank, as this is a powerful yet simple exercise that strengthens the core muscles extremely rapidly.
Doing something like this, which will show you immediate results, is likely to help spur you on. Alternatively, try going for a ten-minute jog just to limber up again. However you do it, getting back into exercising, even only slightly, will help you massively in your goal of getting back on track with your health. Always check with your doctor before changing your exercise routine, just to be safe.
Focus On Breakfast
You might well have heard the old saying that you should eat like a King for breakfast, a Prince for lunch, and a pauper for dinner. Well, recent research does actually suggest that there is some truth to this old saying.
As it turns out, it is much better for your metabolism if you eat plenty in the morning (good quality foods, of course) and less later on. Why this might be is still trying to be understood, but the takeaway here is that if you want to make a small change to your diet, the best place to start is probably with breakfast.
If you think your breakfasts are not currently very healthy, consider switching it up. Instead of cereal and milk, go for a little banquet of fresh fruits and vegetables.
You might find that this gives you much more energy throughout the day, so it will definitely be worth your while. A pre-workout product like Ghost or another brand can also provide an energy boost.
Eat More Raw
There is plenty to be said for going on something of a raw-only diet. We are not talking about red meats or anything here (although some would attest to that too), but eating more raw fruits and vegetables is shown to have a number of positive benefits for your body and mind.
Most of the vitamins and phytonutrients in fruit and vegetables are at least partially destroyed when cooked. So, eating raw will actually ensure that your body gets much more in the way of what it needs to properly function.
Eat raw, and you will start to notice some real changes. You will experience much more energy on a daily basis, your skin will clear up (although it might first worsen!) and you will appear more youthful, and you will be able to sleep much more easily and for longer, although you might also feel a decreased need for it. If you want to get your health back to a better position, and you want to make a small change to your diet, then why not consider gradually eating more raw fruit and vegetables?
Go For A Check-Up
When was the last time you went to your doctor for a preventative check-up? Most of us feel that we do not really have time for this, but it might be one of the best ways to get your health back on track.
After all, you never really know for certain whether or not you have anything wrong, and there is no harm in being checked out. Go to your local medical center and ask for a full check-up, even if it is the only time you do it in a couple of years. At the very least, it will give you the peace of mind of knowing that there is nothing hugely wrong with your body. That in itself will lead to a drop in stress, and that is something that most of us would feel some real benefit from fast.
Drink More Water
Another simple and highly effective way to boost your health fast is to just try and drink more water. It takes a lot to over-drink, so you might as well boost your water intake as significantly as you can. There are so many benefits to doing so that it is almost impossible to name them all, but at the very least you will enjoy more energy, a better mood, and improved sleep. What’s more, it is easy to do, and entirely free for most people.
Get Your Nutrition Facts Straight
One of the main hurdles getting in the way of eating properly for most people is simply a lack of knowledge. When you don’t really know, it is hard to make sure that you are eating quite right. With that in mind, it might be worth reading up a little on nutrition.
The more you know about what you should and shouldn’t be doing with your diet, the more likely it is that you can properly take back control of your health. What’s more, you might even find that you discover some little-known facts which cause you to completely turn your life around. There’s only one way to find out.
40 thoughts on “How To Finally Get Your Health Back On Track”
Good ideas Christy. Sometimes, it feels like you need a reset. Cheers
Yes, a reset button would be nice sometimes ;)
Just saw the autocorrected “firer” 😂. Actually should be “future”
You are welcome anyway 😊
Thanks for this useful information :)
So useful. I might have to refer to this on one of my firer posts. I really liked it. Thanks
Thank you kindly!
Yummy! I love fruit in the morning. I find I need a little protein, so I add in a boiled egg and sometimes even beans in the mornings. :)
And walking is my favorite thing! Hehe. Love this and all the tips here – these are all things I do in my own life, so it’s neat to see an article that touches on the things I try to do. :)
Sending you hugs!
Let’s go for a walk sometime, C!! Hugging back and so glad you’ve stopped by. Keep being a positive change in the world xx
“Eat More Raw” – this did bring a wee chuckle.
As a youngster, I was what I can only refer to as a ‘picky eater’, especially towards fruit and vegetables. Didn’t like the cooked versions of them therefore, probably didn’t eat many. On a positive, I did, and probably still do, like, prefer raw vegetables. One that I have never liked and I still don’t, don’t think I will ever be able to stomach it, is boiled cabbage. Remember, any time I saw it on the school lunch menu thinking euch!
A wee bit of funny story from my childhood…apparently when I was a child, my father grew his own vegetables in rather a large garden. One day, all my parents saw, was this wee blonde head (mine) toddling back and forth between the strawberry patch and the peas, back and forth, back and forth. Now not wanting to put off any of your readers, needless to say, I believe I was taken to the doctor the next day with a wee bit of an upset tummy. It never put me off home grown strawberries and peas though! :) In my eye’s you cannot beat them.
Needless to say, as I have matured (haha – still a kid at heart), my taste buds have changed, widened over the years although definitely not towards boiled cabbage (I’m even sitting screwing up my face whilst typing the words “boiled cabbage”) :)
I do find, if I have a week or so of fresh salads, lighter eating, or an overall wee bit more of healthier eating, not rigid though, it does make a difference to how I feel, would even go so far as saying at the time, I felt I had more energy.
Haha I can just see this little boy going between the peas and strawberries :) Your boiled cabbage must meet my boiled cauliflower ~ We can’t like everything but it’s just good to be getting all of the nutrients from the foods. Raw, it is a funny term… except when it has to do with emotions!
Raw emotions are certainly not funny, yet again, being positive, rather than negative…, does emotion overall, not illustrate passion, compassion, a person is human, humane rather than inhuman, inhumane.
Without criticizing or judging, too many may be afraid to show natural, raw, emotion, others may not know how to deal with it.
Sprouts are the same as cabbage in my eyes, cauliflower was one that my taste buds changed towards over the years although, only in small quantities and as an addition to other food items. :)
Wise words, Christy. I also enjoyed the random facts on nutrition. You sure pack a lot in these compact articles. Thank you, guardian health angel. xo
Awwww angels already are watching over us xx
Thanks Christy. There are a few things there that I need to pay more attention to. I appreciate the reminder.
And I appreciate the visit, Norah. Hope all is well your way xx
Thanks, Christy. All good here. :)
I am really struggling with drinking more water eventhough I have a glass full on my table once it is over I get lazy to walk to the kitchen. But there was a point where I was drinking 10 glasses of water and therefore, I was always full and ate less and I had lost about 2kg in 3 weeks with worout on the side of course. I wish to now fix my eating clean bit!
Thank you as always :) :)
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When I was in massage school, one of the things we were taught, is if you divide your body weight in half, that’s the minimum amount of ounces of water you should drink daily.
Oh that’s an interesting way to compute it! Great additional tip here, MC :)
Concerning the Focus on the breakfast, you need French croissants Christy!!!
With this, I take the plane and I bring them to you.
Take care of you.
Concernant le Focus sur le petit déjeuner, il te faut des croissants Français jolie petite Christy !!!
Sur ce, je prends l’avion et je te les apporte.
Prends soin de toi.
Ok I’ll munch on a croissant, Tony :) Happy weekend!
Simple and sensible things we can all do!
:) Cheers to eating well and living our best, Jo!
Beautiful share Christy. Thank you.
And thank YOU for making time here, Sumith ((too much energy, nahhhhh!))
Keep Inspiring us😍😍
Beautiful image :)
Good tips, CB… I like raw!! (fruits & vegetables), obviously… ;) Many hugs. Oh & Monday is a special day, right!? <3 aww!
Yes for Monday ((eeek I’ll be 20 again, haha!)) Hugging back.. I love that you love raw ~ Munching on a carrot and smiling :) PS Easter egg in caption..!
xoxo :D <3
Glad you liked the Easter egg caption here and squeezing you now as I give you a hug <3
<3 and :) and xoxo
Great post. Thanks for the reminder, Christy! :)
Wonderful to see you today, Lisa :) May your weekend be… amazing xx
And yours as well! :)
Thank you :)